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« Reply #15: November 29, 2009, 05:15:55 pm »

I'm very afraid that people like this can elect the world's most powerful leader.

The lack of information as much as the dis-information is beyond belief.

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« Reply #16: November 29, 2009, 05:21:10 pm »

The lack of information as much as the dis-information is beyond belief.


That I actually don't mind. What I don't get is how they either don't know they don't know or they don't care. *shudder*
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« Reply #17: November 29, 2009, 05:47:04 pm »

That I actually don't mind. What I don't get is how they either don't know they don't know or they don't care. *shudder*

Many of them are PROUD they don't know. Wear it like a badge of honor.
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« Reply #18: November 29, 2009, 05:51:00 pm »

Many of them are PROUD they don't know. Wear it like a badge of honor.

Just goes to show that if ignorance is bliss than a sizable portion of this country must be having a non-stop orgasim.
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« Reply #19: November 29, 2009, 06:41:30 pm »

I keep thinking it has to do with the eye candy + charisma factor. I don't understand it, but I think that's what plays heavily into it.
This is exactly what went through my mind when she was selected to be McCains running mate.  I am not trying to bash her, but find it impossible to believe that she was chosen for her experience or knowledge of politics.  What happened to the concept of wanting the most capable person for the job?
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« Reply #20: November 29, 2009, 06:58:08 pm »

This is exactly what went through my mind when she was selected to be McCains running mate.  I am not trying to bash her, but find it impossible to believe that she was chosen for her experience or knowledge of politics.  What happened to the concept of wanting the most capable person for the job?

The sad truth is that the United States is ruled by the two main parties rather than individual politicans.  My guess is that the GOP realized they would have a hard time staying in power so they picked Palin -- a MILF whose strange soundbites appeal to the lowest common denomenator.
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« Reply #21: November 29, 2009, 07:02:39 pm »

This is exactly what went through my mind when she was selected to be McCains running mate.  I am not trying to bash her, but find it impossible to believe that she was chosen for her experience or knowledge of politics. 

I think they expected Hillary to be Obama's running mate.  Which would have put Hillary in the postion of picking on Palin, thereby costing Hillary votes in the  election and the next election.

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The most capable usually don't want the headaches involved in running for the office.
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« Reply #22: November 29, 2009, 07:05:27 pm »

This is exactly what went through my mind when she was selected to be McCains running mate.  I am not trying to bash her, but find it impossible to believe that she was chosen for her experience or knowledge of politics.  What happened to the concept of wanting the most capable person for the job?

That went out the window with Lee Atwater and Karl Rove (and McCain's campaign manager was a Rove protege)...essentially it's all about marketing and packaging now.
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« Reply #23: November 29, 2009, 07:07:15 pm »

The sad truth is that the United States is ruled by the two main parties rather than individual politicans.  My guess is that the GOP realized they would have a hard time staying in power so they picked Palin -- a MILF whose strange soundbites appeal to the lowest common denomenator.

She was definite red meat to a dispirited base.

Now, I wonder what the Dems are going to do because their base isn't motivated at all for 2010. Thing is, I'm not sure we'll be content with eye candy.
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« Reply #24: November 29, 2009, 07:48:33 pm »

This is exactly what went through my mind when she was selected to be McCains running mate.  I am not trying to bash her, but find it impossible to believe that she was chosen for her experience or knowledge of politics.  What happened to the concept of wanting the most capable person for the job?

If I recall correctly, it was ruled out of order for the 2008 election.  Or did you think Mr Obama was prepared to be president?  He hadn't ever run so much as a lemonade stand, whereas Mrs Palin had run Alaska so well that she had a 90% approval rating in her state.   Before that she'd been a popular small-town mayor, which is a completely different skill set.

She's not perfect, no one is, and one can argue that there is no previous experience that can show whether one can handle being President well.  Lincoln hadn't run a business, exactly, though he'd been self-employed as a lawyer, so he knew how to handle money, at least.  The Obamas were about to declare bankruptcy when they were rescued by his books' resurgence brought on by his candidacy. They couldn't live on Michelle's $350,000/year job. 

But I like her opinions and philosophy a lot more than I do Mr Obama's (he has trouble with the 'concept' of victory, and clearly doesn't understand 'sovereign nation' very well), so I'll be watching to see what she does.  One can always learn facts (who's president of Burkina Faso this week?); it's philosophy of governance that's much more important.  I think the conservative concepts of peace through strength and smaller government that frees people to take care of themselves makes more sense... and it doesn't promise to make us a chattel of China when the notes come due.

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« Reply #25: November 29, 2009, 08:07:34 pm »

If I recall correctly, it was ruled out of order for the 2008 election. 

Actually, you could go back a bit further than that, Sine, and look to his predecessor. Being governor of Texas isn't a particularly powerful position and certainly not a qualifier for US president, and he didn't do an outstanding job as CEO of his various companies.

Frankly, I find anyone promoting Sarah Palin as some sort of qualified candidate as being more than a bit blind. And, of course, we have the fine example of Palin quitting virtually ever position she was elected to or appointed to. I'm not being sarcastic when I say I wonder how long it would take her to be bored at playing US president and step down for her VP.

And, well, our last 8 years have been a study in off the budget wars that have helped been funded by China. Please don't set up the conservatives and GOP as paragons of fiscal sanity. The last administration did a dandy job at throwing out their black pens.
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« Reply #26: November 29, 2009, 08:39:38 pm »

  I think the conservative concepts of peace through strength and smaller government that frees people to take care of themselves

From what I've seen of the Republican party, it doesn't do that though.  It bully's smaller nations and went to war for the heck of it, and creates a larger government intent on controlling people rather than freeing people.
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« Reply #27: November 29, 2009, 10:26:22 pm »

If I recall correctly, it was ruled out of order for the 2008 election.  Or did you think Mr Obama was prepared to be president?  He hadn't ever run so much as a lemonade stand, whereas Mrs Palin had run Alaska so well that she had a 90% approval rating in her state.   Before that she'd been a popular small-town mayor, which is a completely different skill set.

She's not perfect, no one is, and one can argue that there is no previous experience that can show whether one can handle being President well.  Lincoln hadn't run a business, exactly, though he'd been self-employed as a lawyer, so he knew how to handle money, at least.  The Obamas were about to declare bankruptcy when they were rescued by his books' resurgence brought on by his candidacy. They couldn't live on Michelle's $350,000/year job. 

But I like her opinions and philosophy a lot more than I do Mr Obama's (he has trouble with the 'concept' of victory, and clearly doesn't understand 'sovereign nation' very well), so I'll be watching to see what she does.  One can always learn facts (who's president of Burkina Faso this week?); it's philosophy of governance that's much more important.  I think the conservative concepts of peace through strength and smaller government that frees people to take care of themselves makes more sense... and it doesn't promise to make us a chattel of China when the notes come due.


As I said, i am not trying to bash Palin.  My personal opinion of her is not important here,  and I do agree that the lack of experience applies to Obama as well, but since this is Palin's thread.......I have to repeat myself, that i believe she was selected for the wrong reason.   
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« Reply #28: November 30, 2009, 09:19:44 am »

This is exactly what went through my mind when she was selected to be McCains running mate.  I am not trying to bash her, but find it impossible to believe that she was chosen for her experience or knowledge of politics.  What happened to the concept of wanting the most capable person for the job?

I guess they figured the people wanted change, and the best chance they had to win against black man was to have a woman. I think she was too much like Bush, though. The Republican party looks like it's trying to appeal to the fundamentalist Christians by choosing leaders with rather strong (and strange) moral views.
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« Reply #29: November 30, 2009, 05:23:58 pm »

I guess they figured the people wanted change, and the best chance they had to win against black man was to have a woman. I think she was too much like Bush, though. The Republican party looks like it's trying to appeal to the fundamentalist Christians by choosing leaders with rather strong (and strange) moral views.
   I just happened to recall.....Before the election, the local porn shop was featuring a rubber blow-up doll with a very strong likeness to Sarah,  and also a vidio called "Nailin' Pailin"  again with a model strongly resembling her. (no, I didn't rent the video)  Funny, but also pretty sick
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